A 11-year-old boy from Flintshire is enjoying some new-found freedom after an Enable grant for a new all-terrain wheelchair and additional attachment which turns the chair into a trike.
Will suffers from Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, which affects his movement and co-ordination, and Mum Michaela has previously fundraised for him to receive Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery, which has given him more independence and allowed him to walk slowly with the aid of sticks.
This new wheelchair and Batec Mini Electric attachment, towards which the Steve Morgan Foundation has donated £7,535, is going to increase that independence even further.
Michaela says that the new equipment has proved a “changing point” not just for Will but the whole family.
“This has given Will a level of freedom which he has never experienced in his life before,” says Michaela.
“It also helps me in that when we do go out in the countryside with friends, he will have more independence to go off when he wants to and I will be able to enjoy some social time and chat with friends as well.”